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Spiritual and Philosophical Tips and Tools for the Holiday Season

What does the holiday season represent to you? How do find your true purpose for the holidays? It starts with your spiritual and philosophical framework.
Find Your True Meaning of the Holidays If you don’t know what you’re aiming for, it’s hard to hit the target.  That truism applies to many things in life.  It certainly applies to enjoying the holidays without sacrificing your overall health.  It’s easy to get...

How to Enjoy the Holidays Without Sacrificing Your Sanity

For many, the holidays are their favorite time of year. And yet, several of these very same people get to a point when they cannot wait for the holidays to be over. What gives? What is it about the holidays that drive people batty?I...

How Parents Can Provide a Kinder Holiday

During the holidays, try to focus on the great behaviors you see. Focusing on gratitude can create a sense of attention to what really matters.
I agreed to an Elf on the Shelf when I was in a particularly vulnerable time. My oldest was in kindergarten, and I had just gone back to work after maternity leave for baby number 3. He came home from school one day explaining...

[PSYCH IN 60] What Are Auditory Processing Disorders?

What Are Auditory Processing Disorders? Several Psych in 60 viewers have asked me to explain Auditory Processing Disorders. First, we have to understand auditory processing.Auditory processing is what happens when your brain recognizes and interprets the sounds around you. Auditory processing and hearing are not...

[PSYCH IN 60] Cognitive Distortions: What Is Catastrophizing?

What is catastrophizing? In this episode of Psych in 60, Myque Harris explains the importance of being mindful of our thoughts and ways of thinking.video
What Is Catastrophizing? Catastrophizing, or magnification, is a common cognitive distortion. This is when our mind blows things out of proportion. We tend to see the worst-case scenario in a situation without considering all of the other possibilities, especially the positive outcomes.For example, a successful...

Two Marshmallow Kid: Raising Resilient Kids – Part 6

Delay of gratification is important when raising resilient kids. As proven by psychologist Walter Mischel with his "Two Marshmallow Kid" study.
This is the final installment of a six-part series on how to raise resilient kids. There is no formula, of course, but over the years, psychologists have learned what helps build resilience in children and teens. In this series, we’ve explored several of the...

Shaving: Things My Three Sons Better Know Before Moving Out

As a father to three sons, I have embarked on a mission to impart in them life lessons of the utmost importance. These are my stories. Life Lesson #33- Shaving Without Major Facial Lacerations The peach fuzz had become problematic. The wispy shadow on the upper...

[PSYCH IN 60] What Is a Sport and Performance Psychologist?

What Is a Sport and Performance Psychologist? Sport and performance psychologists are specialists of the mental side of sports and other performance domains, such as the performing arts, the workforce, and even the military. We are experts on effective ways of thinking and feeling in...

Using Family Traditions to Build Bonds That Last

Family traditions come in many forms. They may occur daily or may only happen occasionally. Here's how you can build bonds that last using family tradition!
Around Halloween this year, my daughters (ages 4 and 9) started asking about baking Christmas cookies together! While this may be off-season, my daughters were ready to start planning our “Girls Cookie Baking Day.”Each year we spend one day baking a variety of cookies...

Gratitude Is Good For Your Health: Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving Day Gratitude
Thanksgiving Day Gratitude It seems the entire nation skips right to the December holidays after Halloween costumes are put away. Black Friday previews creep into early November. Wintery holiday commercials are aired beginning in October, which felt particularly jarring to me this year as we...